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Politics Apr 09Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to Retire
Updated 2:25 pm ET Justice John Paul Stevens, a mainstay of the Supreme Court's liberal wing, announced Friday he will retire, ending a 34-year tenure on the High Court and setting the stage for what is likely to be a…
Arts Apr 05Weekly Poem: ‘Nonessential Equipment’
Jehanne Dubrow is the author of three poetry collections: "The Hardship Post," "From the Fever-World" and most recently "Stateside," which is an exploration of the long history of military wives waiting for their husbands to return from war.
Nation Apr 01NUMMI Car Plant Closes in California
The last 1,500 employees at the West Coast's only car plant will be out of a job by day's end Thursday when a 26-year experiment in auto-making officially comes to a close. The New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. plant,…
Politics Mar 30Tuesday: Obama to Sign Overhaul to Health Care, Student Loan Systems
President Barack Obama will cap the overhaul to health care on Tuesday when he travels from the White House to a local community college to sign the package of "fixes" to the legislation passed by Congress last week. While…
Arts Mar 29Weekly Poem: From ‘Ludlow’
David Mason is a poet, essayist, critic and professor. His most recent collection, "Ludlow," is a novel in verse that tells the story of a handful of immigrants in southern Colorado. He teaches English and creative writing at Colorado College.
Politics Mar 26Friday: Iraq to Release Election Results; House Approves Senate Fixes
Supporters of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad demand a vote recount ahead of the final results for the country's general election. Photo by Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images. Iraq on Friday will announce results from nationwide parliamentary elections held…
Health Mar 25Senate Clears Fixes to Health Care Bill
The U.S. Senate has passed a package of fixes to the health care reform bill signed into law by President Obama this week, clearing the way for a final vote on the reconciliation measure by the House later today.
Economy Mar 24Report Slams Obama Effort to Stem Foreclosures
The Obama administration's $50 billion effort to plug the nation's home foreclosure crisis has fallen short of expectations and may ultimately prove to "be of questionable value." That's the conclusion of a scathing report released late Tuesday by the…
Health Mar 24Wednesday: Obama to Sign Order on Abortion; Senate Picks Up Debate
Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., holds up a copy of an Executive Order banning the use of federal funds to be used for abortions, which will be signed by President Barack Obama on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images.)…
Arts Mar 22Weekly Poem: ‘Achilles’
British Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy wrote "Achilles" after English soccer player David Beckham suffered a season-ending injury last week. Beckham, 34, was headed for what would have likely been his last World Cup this summer.